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Date Joined: July 3, 2008
Last Online: November 20, 2020
Birthday: August 20
Country: United States
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About Me

If you've sent me something and haven't heard from me, please don't hesitate to ask me about it!

I am happily married with 2 kids. My daughter is 16 and my son is 13.

I enjoy crocheting for charity and homeschooling the kids.

one nice thing

Favorite Crafts


paper crafts

watercolor & ink drawing

Favorite Books

fantasy sci-fi, that means the dragons and wizards type more than the outer space type (though I do like some of those too); fictional novels about peoples' (or animals') lives; historical fiction...

I love used books, especially if you've read and recommend them!

Random Stuff I like

  • I like almost all colors but am most drawn to earthy and jewel tones. Some of my favorites include tan, brown, hunter/forest green, moss green, navy blue, maroon, etc.
  • Flavored coffee with cream - decaf
  • unique/funny/pretty coffee cups
  • Walks in the park
  • Garage sales & thrift stores
  • Popcorn, watermelon, ice cream, Mexican food...
  • I usually wear a size L shirt and mostly wear "nice" t-shirts
  • Animals - most any of them, but especially frogs, turtles, elephants, cats, and tropical fish and other ocean animals
  • Bugs
  • Mythical & Legendary creatures - dragons, knights, griffins, monsters, etc. (not so much mermaids and unicorns)
  • Autumn - the colors, pumpkins, gourds, fall leaves, the smell of a cool October or November morning....
  • Yarn, and I mostly use worsted weight acrylic because I crochet for charity and am looking for ease and warmth
  • Used books
  • ATCs & handmade postcards, especially whimsical art and handdrawn/painted art
  • Postcards - anything goes! I like the thought and effort put into handmade postcards. I like funny and unique cards, and I like beautiful ones too. About the only ones I don't really care about (though I know some people go ga-ga for them) are mapcards, I'd much prefer a local scene. Of course, if you send me a mapcard, I'll appreciate it because you sent it. :o) Oh, and I prefer the standard size cards because I'm planning to make a book of my collection.
  • Organization...I don't have much of it...
  • Nice stuff for a bath - my favorite scents include eucalyptus, citrus, mint, spicy/cinnamon, jasmin, and some florals (the only one I really don't like is lavender and that's mostly cause it doesn't seem to like me, kwim?)

I'm Not So Fond Of...

  • Erotica
  • Heavy Goth
  • Rap Music
  • really frilly girlie stuff
  • pastels (except, of course, in certain circumstances)
  • Scorpions!
  • The smell of Cigarette Smoke
  • lavender
  • Stuff that will collect dust
  • I prefer to buy my own cosmetics

Tags I Never Received

postcard from @luv2craft

"something fishy" from @thecupcakery

ATC from @Gamerboy

short story from @storylaura

Cheap Etsy Favorite from @CajunLady (angeled by @paflip25 thank you!)

Flaked On

Ratings Booster Swap in Oct 2008 (angeled by @TeaNi thank you!)

Alphabet Postcard Letter D in Nov. 2008

Private Swap with @AngelamarieX3 in Dec. 2008

OMG! It's Naked Mail
in Feb. 2009 (angeled by @TeaNi thank you!)

Exquisite Corpse - part 3/3
by @lindsay in Apr. 2009


Comment: Thank you! Agreed, scorpion are very creepy! Thankfully there are none here in Pa!
TrishaLSmith rated for Scatts PC Swap - T - US Only on Nov 2, 2020
Comment: Hello and thank you for your lovely postcard. I will be sharing it on my Instagram page (trishaspostcards) as well as my Facebook page (Trisha's Postcards). I hope you have a fantastic day and happy swapping!
Comment: Thanks for sending some humor. Your town sounds quite nice. Thank you for sharing it with me. Stay safe!💌
Ukucaitie rated for Scatts PC Swap - S - US Only on Oct 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the awesome S card. I liked reading your answers,. Thank you for also taking time to make it special :)
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card and stamps!
nsciambi rated for Black/White Postcard Swap #72 on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you! I loved this card of the soldiers doing PT! Working out in those uniforms must have been terrible!
NJBird rated for First & Last Lines No. 26 on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Wow! Not only do I love the postcard but I am intrigued by the first and last lines. Now I have to check out The Starless Sea.
Carollee922 rated for 2020 Postcard #5 on Oct 6, 2020
Comment: thank you and welcome back!
Comment: I love the postcard of the kiddie park---my parents took me to Kiddie Land in Wichita, KS when I was little....this makes me remember those day. Thank you so much!
Response: That makes me so happy!!!
Aseret25 rated for Quick PC Swap: Yuk, Not My Style #5 on Sep 26, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the interesting postcard! I’m not sure I understand it either, but I like odd things, so I do think it’s intriguing.
hippofairy rated for Beaches - SB Only on Jul 17, 2012
Comment: thank you for the fun Virginia Beach postcard! looks like a lively place! :)
denalichix rated for From My Travels - SB Only on Jul 12, 2012
Comment: Love the card !! Thanks so much :)
Comment: Thank you for an awesome swap! Love the notecards, love the postcards!
bookwyrmm rated for Book Alphabet: G or H on Apr 23, 2012
Comment: Both look amazing! Thank you!
Comment: Wowee and thank you for an awesome package of goodies! Can't wait to try the recipes:)
mcall rated for People postcards on Oct 20, 2011
Comment: Oh..the little kids are soooo cute and serious, love this PC
Peacewytch rated for People postcards on Oct 11, 2011
Comment: These kids look about as happy as I do when forced to exercise! :OD
MrsHonniB rated for weekly wrap postcard swap (no. 16) on Sep 16, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the PC Ellen! Reading your list it reminded me about the days my kids were little and how lovely it was to go somewhere like the library or even take a bath all by myself (-; Have a nice day!
neca84 rated for PR $5 Wishlist Swap on May 11, 2011
Comment: thanks for an awesome swap, you overspent I am sure, but I love it all thanks xxx
kankalin rated for Strange Picture Postcard 2 on May 4, 2011
Comment: Yeah, I love unusual cards especially when it is a painting. Thanks! 1\2 Price Books must be a fun place! Best wishes, T:)nde

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grimmlynn on May 11, 2014:

Going through past swaps, looking for inspiration and I saw some of ours, so I had to stop by and say hello! Hope you are doing well! hugs

choke on Aug 18, 2013:

I updated the rules in The Bargain Boutique and asked that everyone read and sign them. Unfortunately I don't see your name so I had to remove you. If you'd like to rejoin please let me know. Thanks!

choke on Aug 10, 2013:

Made some changes in my USA Only Storebought PCs group. Hope to see you back around here soon!

SweetClementine on Jul 15, 2013:

Miss seeing you, Ellie! Hope you'll pop in with a hello soon. :-)

SweetClementine on Apr 1, 2013:

Psssst! ;-)

grimmlynn on Jan 17, 2013:

I hope your new year has started off fabulous and continues to get better! {{hugs}}

susieq11 on Jul 10, 2012:

I see you haven't been on, but please let me know if you received From My Travels - SB Only - I mailed it on June 30th. Thanks! : )

loricritt on Jul 9, 2012:


TeaNi on May 24, 2012:

Hi, Ellie! Just checking to make sure you received the CPG Spring Flat Envie Scavenger Hunt I mailed to you on May 10. I see you haven't logged into s-b for a bit, so I'm hoping it's arrived and you just haven't got around to rating. Hope all is well!:)

ecooper99 on Apr 18, 2012:

Thank you so much for the wonderful postcards! I love the variety you sent. Much appreciated! :-)

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